The Jumbo grocery store located at the Euroborg, which is one of the largest in the Netherlands, will close for six weeks on 4 August.
Translation by Traci White
According to Groningen culinary guide and blog De Smaak van Stad, the Jumbo located at the FC Groningen stadium complex will be closed for six weeks starting in early August. The reason for the closure: the location will be converted into the more upscale Foodmarkt. The Groninger Internet Courant reports that the store is scheduled to close on 4 August and reopen on 19 September. Groningen has eight Jumbo grocery store locations in the city.
Foodmarkt is a Jumbo concept that combines traditional grocery stores with a food court. The Jumbo located on the Oude Ebbingestraat in Groningen was converted into a Foodmarkt earlier this year. Jumbo is already running the concept stores in Amsterdam, Breda, Utrecht and Veghel.
The idea behind the Foodmarkt is to provide a one-stop shop for customers to buy their groceries and enjoy freshly made food in the La Place kitchens. Shoppers can buy food to go, or eat is straight away in a dining area on site.
The La Place brand was acquired by Jumbo Groep back in 2016, when La Place’s former owners, department store chain V&D, began selling their assets when they declared bankruptcy.